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Commercial vehicle safety and enforcement issues often deal with fatigue measurement and management. One company is developing a new system that may revolutionize traditional measures for analyzing and combating driver fatigue. The new software would be installed on a smartphone or tablet. Drivers would take a psychomotor vigilance task test throughout the day. The results […]

Summer is a time of warm weather, family get togethers and vacations. It is also a time of holidays, with Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends offering everyone time off from work. Not everyone takes time off during these holidays, however, including thieves. Cargo theft firms have announced that theft is on […]

There are many ways that commercial trucking companies can use technology to improve the safety of their fleets and lower their insurance costs. As technology continues to improve, opportunities can arise from the most unusual places. For example, some ELD apps can be used to decrease trucking insurance costs. Historical Data Used for Future Rates […]

First and foremost, I wanted to personally reach out to you to introduce myself and my teammate John Dever.  Encompass is one of the top 10 privately-held transportation risk management boutiques in the United States.  We consider ourselves a boutique because, while we manage over $50,000,000 in annual premium, an insurance company, a self-insured Worker’s […]

Join expert speakers Greg Feary and Tom O’Donnell to learn best practices for managing owner operators. Legislative developments have created new challenges and risks for transportation companies using independent contractors. Our speakers will share emerging strategies and audit tips to effectively manage owner operators. This webinar, sponsored by Encompass Risk Solutions, features these important topics: […]

Today’s challenges are tomorrow’s opportunities. Businesses have a legal duty to their workers to create a safe workplace. However, misfortunes happen even if a company has taken reasonable safety measures. Over the past 3 decades, workplace safety has been subject to tremendous changes. Although this area has had significant improvement in its time, there are […]

A lot of people today are confused as to the difference between Garage & Garage Keepers Liability and aren’t sure of what to discuss when they interact with an agent. So let’s take a small dive into the two: Garage Liability Coverages Garage operations include the proprietorship, upkeep or use of whereabouts for garage business. […]

Most trucking company owners are aware of the fact that distracted drivers can result in a high frequency of accidents and subsequent claims. So how can employers combat this? Workshops and seminars are a quick and effective path to success. Focus on the following: Using handheld devices is against the law Drivers should not attempt […]

Let’s assume for a moment that you own a semi-truck and you work as an independent contractor. Most likely you’ll need trucking insurance that goes beyond what your motor insurer offers you. In such cases, when you’re under dispatch, your motor carrier is covered with business insurance. But, when you’re off the clock, you’re not […]